[27], In October 1962, shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet submarine B-59 was pursued in the Atlantic Ocean by the U.S. Navy. [11] Very much like Captain Queeg of the fictional destroyer USS Caine, Finlander is a career Navy officer in command of a destroyer who has "...lost touch with reality, largely because of the constant frustration and remorseless pressure of command". [21], The fact that submarines are very difficult to find in the vastness of the ocean has imposed an almost unbearable psychological strain on Finlander. Did those Russian submariners half-threaten us? Munceford is curious whether a comment made by Finlander regarding the American intervention in Cuba is the reason for his lack of promotion. When the submarine is found, it ignores Finlander's order to surface and identify itself. 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The American destroyer USS Bedford (DLG-113) detects a Soviet submarine in the GIUK gap near the coast of Greenland. Can one half-fight with deadly weapons? (Verso, sheet) inscribed in pencil, at lower edge, by Morley: "Donald Sutherland -- London mid 60's [space] Photo and Printed by Lewis Morley" [11] Whitfield argued that by the 1960s popular mentalities had changed so much that more anti-militaristic films such as The Bedford Incident were being released. My Darling! Keefer successfully undermines the leadership of Queeg and provokes the mutiny while Munceford is unsuccessful in challenging the leadership of Finlander, leading the latter to embark upon a course that leads to the deaths of everyone abroad the Bedford. - Bridge (as Michael Graham), Stephen Schreiber as Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge (as Stephen Van Schreiber), Ronald Rubin as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, Eugene Leonard as Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge. - Communications, Paul Carson as Seaman 1st Class - Communications, Laurence Herder as Petty Officer - Communications, Warren Stanhope as Hospitalman Strauss - Sick Bay, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 10:47. Pros: 1. The fact that Munceford is apparently the only black man abroad the Bedford illustrates his sense of isolation. Donald Sutherland (n. 17 iulie 1935, ... A apărut de două ori în pelicula Sfântul, prima oară în 1965, în episodul "The Happy Suicide" și a doua oară în "Escape Route", la sfârșitul anilor 1966, regizat chiar de starul protagonist, Roger Moore. The film's message-told via the story of Finlander who because of his obsessive anti-Communism and relentless determination to provoke a confrontation with a Soviet submarine that leads to the deaths of everyone abroad both the Bedford and the Novosibirsk-is that Cold Warriors such as Goldwater would had likewise provoked a nuclear war that would had been the end of humanity. In the novel, the Soviet submarine does not fire back at Bedford before being destroyed. How can governments expect their military to guide their actions by such a blatantly sordid euphemism? Certainly one of the most distinctive looking men ever to be granted the title of movie star, Donald Sutherland is an actor defined as much by his almost … Donald Sutherland goes 'full tard' in hammer horror film 'Die! But the captain has realised his actions have sealed the fate of everyone on board as the ship cannot evade the nuclear torpedoes. Filming began on Dr. Terror's House of Horrors at Shepperton Studios on 25 May 1964 with a budget of £105,000 and was completed on 3 July 1964. The screenplay by James Poe is based on the 1963 book by Mark Rascovich, which borrowed from the plot of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; at one point in the film, the captain is advised he is "not chasing whales now". ... (1965-1997). Donald Sutherland passed away in 79, New Brunswick, New Jersey. [22], Maloney has argued that both the book and film versions of The Bedford Incident were inspired by the two actual incidents, the "hold-downs" (forced surfacing) of four Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962 and another incident in 1959 when an American destroyer staged a "hold-down" of a Soviet submarine off the coast of Greenland. He launches an anti-submarine rocket which destroys the submarine. [27] Maloney further noted that many prominent American intellectuals such as Joseph Heller, Harry Harrison, James Jones, and Norman Mailer had been drafted into the military in World War Two and having been exposed first-hand to military life lashed out in the 1950s-1960s by writing novels that portrayed American military leaders as stupid and vicious. Roy Stephens as Seaman 2nd Class - C.I.C. [16], The Canadian historian Sean Maloney praised the book version of The Bedford Incident for its level of realism, writing that the book was "a microhistorical study of the Cold War itself" and as "the best literacy depiction of the Cold War". The cast also features Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam and Wally Cox, as well as early appearances by Donald Sutherland and Ed Bishop. A great friend will be missed. From Finlander's viewpoint, it is essential that he know the location of Soviet submarines because if World War Three should break out, he would have at most a matter of minutes to sink the submarine before it would fire its ICBMs that would take out 12-16 American cities. Paul's visited by, a man who … The same as any war. Kiefer today would be 5'7.5 Donald Sutherland is between 5'9.5 to 5'10.If Sutherland was 6'2 then Kiefer would have to be 6'0 tall. [14] Whitfield argued that the different messages presented about the question of obeying authority and the portrayal of the military men and intellectuals in The Caine Mutiny vs. [20] Maloney noted that in the film version of The Bedford Incident that Finlander is portrayed as far more deranged than in the novel, arguing that Finlander's obsession with hunting Soviet submarines in the North Atlantic in the novel is "completely understandable and possibly even legitimate". Truman. A tired Ensign Ralston mistakes Finlander's remark as a command to "fire one". TV host, Ziggy Zaglan has a jovial image but is really an unpleasant man. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Donald Sutherland. He then orders the Bedford to arm weapons and withdraw to a distance to wait for the submerged sub to run out of air and be forced to surface. After an argument, it was agreed that the submarine would surface and await orders from Moscow. [13] The South African novelist Antony Trew published in 1963 a bestselling novel, Two Hours To Darkness, about a fictional British nuclear ballistic submarine, HMS Retaliate, commanded by an officer, Captain Shadde, who like Captain Queeg is suffering from paranoia caused by undiagnosed post-traumatic stress, who is determined to fire his submarine's ICBMs at the Soviet Union. John McCarthy as Seaman 1st Class - C.I.C. The Soviet captain, believing that World War III might have started, wanted to launch the weapon but was over-ruled by his flotilla commander, Vasili Arkhipov, who, by coincidence, was using the boat as his command vessel. Are they now only half-dead down there? With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Maurice Kaufmann. It was not until after the fall of the Soviet Union that the weapon's existence and how close the world came to nuclear conflict was made known.[28]. ", warning that his actions will set off a Third World War that will be the end of humanity. [23] In the film, Munceford, talks about how Finlander forced a Soviet submarine to surface during "the Cuban deal". The Bedford Incident (aka Aux Postes De Combat) is a 1965 British-American Cold War film starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier and co-produced by Widmark. My Darling! [19] Likewise, Finlander's final rant after the Bedford sinks the Novosibirsk reflects the frustration that many American naval officers felt with the Cold War as he says: "The Cold War! To me, it's more enjoyable for its set-up than for the execution. Sutherland's break would come soon, though, and it would come in the form of a war film in which he was barely cast. Here are the pros & cons of this film as I see it, I hope this helps you. The screenplay by James Poe follows the novel fairly closely but Poe wrote a different ending. Biography. [17] Maloney noted that to enter the North Atlantic ocean from their bases on the Arctic ocean in Murmansk and Archangel, Soviet submarines had to cross what was called the "Greenland-Iceland-UK gap", making patrolling the gap a key concern for the U.S. Navy in the Cold War. Interior scenes were filmed in the British Type 15 frigate HMS Troubridge; British military equipment can be seen in several shots, including a rack of Lee–Enfield rifles and Troubridge's novel, forward-sloping bridge windows. The role he played was that of t… Die! Shirley married fellow actor Donald Sutherland in 1965. When the Soviet vessel failed to surface, the destroyers began dropping training depth charges. Kiefer in the 1980' was listed as 5'8 for the longest time. Unlike the book, the film version ends with the vessels being destroyed by one another. If you doubt me, then ask yourself what the United States has left if its DEW and NORAD systems are cracked? Donald Sutherland 2021 - Biography at Wikipedia (Wiki, Age, Birthday) Donald Sutherland - actor Donald Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada - C.I.C. A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her … Donald Sutherland’s acting career has spanned more than five decades and includes successful movies like, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘Fellini's Casanova,’ ‘Eye of the Needle,’ ‘Don't Look Now,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ ‘Klute,’ ‘Animal House,’ and ‘Kelly's Heroes.’ He was also appearing in episodes of TV shows such as "The Saint" and "Court Martial". [19] Maloney argued that the level of technical detail in the novel together with its picture of American naval officers on abroad a destroyer having to obsess over the location of Soviet submarines for every single minute of their patrol is the most authentic picture of the Cold War at sea ever portrayed. The pair, who divorced in 1971, shared two children: twins Kiefer and Rachel, who is a production manager. Donald Sutherland was paid £1,000 ($10,153.31 in 2018 dollars) for his performance. Unlike Keefer, the writer who was reluctantly drafted into the U.S. Navy in World War Two, Munceford is a journalist, being the only civilian abroad the Bedford. [27] MacArthur's "no substitute for victory" arguments about using nuclear weapons against China and his thesis he was answerable only to God instead of the president inspired the fears of an "out of control" military leader determined to plunge the world into a nuclear war either by design or acting rashly. [20] Maloney argued that should World War Three ever occur, it was crucial have as much intelligence as possible about the opponent in order to both strike hard as possible via nuclear strikes and to deny the opponent the ability to strike oneself as much as possible with their nuclear weapons. This is the complete filmography of actor Donald Sutherland. "Movie Review - The Bedford Incident - Screen: Fictional Navy:' Bedford Incident' Grim Movie on Cold War", "Screen: Fictional Navy:' Bedford Incident' Grim Movie on Cold War", "The Other Side of the Booth: A Profile of James B. Harris in Present Day Los Angeles,", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Bedford_Incident&oldid=999675388, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Michael Kane as Commander Allison Executive Officer - Bridge, Paul Tamarin as Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge, Frank Lieberman as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, James Caffrey as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, Burnell Tucker as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, Mike Lennox as Lieutenant Krindlemeyer, U.S.N. There really such a thing possible as a result of Russian actions unpleasant man '' the ''. Culminate donald sutherland 1965 the novel fairly closely but Poe wrote a different ending Moore, Jane Merrow John. 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